Social Work Career Opportunities

How Can I Put This Major To Work?

Administrator
Advocate
Campaign Manager
Career Advisor / Counselor
Case Manager
Child, Family, & School Social Worker
Child Welfare Worker
Community Affairs Specialist
Community Developer
Crisis Intervention Specialist
Development Director
Gerontologist
Grant Writer
Human Resource Specialist
Mediations Professional
Medical & Public Health Social Worker
Mental Health Technician
Political Staff Member
Probation / Parole Officer
Program Director
Public Administrator
Rehabilitation Counselor
Residential Life Assistant / Director
Social & Community Services Manager
Social & Human Services Assistant
Social Worker:
Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker
or LBSW-IP (Independent Practice)
MSW (Master’s in Social Work)
License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW)
Substance Abuse Social Worker

Average Salaries for Social Work Jobs

Case Manager $37,391
Child, Family and School Social Worker $38,799
Gerontologist $38,500
License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) $52,697
Substance Abuse Social Worker $35,534

Data provided by payscale.com

Who Hires Social Work Graduates?

Adoption / Foster Care Agencies
Advocacy Groups
Child Welfare Agencies
Colleges & Universities
Community Centers
Courts
Correctional Institutions
Day Treat Facilities
Employee Assistance Programs
Faith Based Community Outreach Prog.
Family Service Agencies
Government Agencies–Federal, State & Local
Group Homes
Health Care Agencies
Hospitals / Hospices / Clinics
Judicial Systems
Labor Unions
Legal Firms
Medical Facilities
Mental Health Organizations
Non-for-profit Agencies
Nursing Homes
Peace Corps/AmeriCorps
Philanthropic Foundations
Private Practices
Probation and Parole Offices
Protective Services
Police Departments
Psychiatric Hospitals
Rehabilitation Centers
Religious Programs
Schools – private & public
Senior Service Centers/Centers for Aging
Shelters
Social Service Organizations
Substance Abuse Programs
United Way Agencies
Youth Programs

What are a few organizations that have employed Fontbonne graduates?

Bethesda Southgate SNF
Better Family Life, Inc.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of St. Louis
Kids Hope United
Medicine Shoppe
Mehlville School District
Metro St. Louis Community Outreach
Missouri Institute of Mental Health
Neighborhood Houses
Paraquad, Inc.
Parc Provence
Progressive Communications Services
Safe House
Saint Louis College of Pharmacy
Senior Services
Special School District
The Belleville Area Special Service Corp.
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How Can Fontbonne Help with My Career Development?

Our office provides a range of free services online and in person for our current students and alumni, including:

Career counseling

Personality and interest assessments

Guidance when choosing majors and careers

Networking assistance

Resume and cover letter assistance

Mock interviews and interview prep

On-Campus Interviewing

Job and internship search advice

Work place etiquette training

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